Diri Care, a consumer health technology startup based in Jakarta, Indonesia, has raised in a seed funding round led by East Ventures and Surge, a rapid scale-up program for startups from Sequoia Capital India and Southeast Asia, April 4, 2020 Raised $.3 million.
WHAT IT DOES
Diri Care, which means “self care” in Bahasa, is a digital clinic for skin, hair and sexual health issues. Launched earlier this year, it offers online health assessments by certified physicians, personalized treatment prescriptions and same-day product delivery.
Since launching a beta web platform in early March, the startup has facilitated more than 13,000 consultations. There are plans to release a mobile app version on Android and iOS devices “in the near future”.
WHAT IT IS FOR
According to a press release, the seed funding will go toward efforts to expand Diri Care’s offering to customers across Indonesia and improve the technological capabilities of its platform.
Diri Care is eyeing the Indonesian beauty and personal care market, which is projected to reach $9.6 billion by 2025.
Emerging Indonesian health tech startups have received seed capital in recent months. In February Personal Health Coaching App Sirka received $2.6 million in seed funding that it plans to use to conduct research and build partnerships with medical advisors. Last month, insurtech firm Rey Assurance also secured $4.2 million in seed funding.
In dermatology in the Asia-Pacific region CureSkin, an AI-powered skin care app in India, recently closed a $5 million Series A funding round. Another AI-enabled derma platform, Clinically, launched in India in May.
ON THE RECORD
“Diri Care brings together technology and medical science to create genuine confidence and well-being for the modern consumer. We believe everyone deserves affordable, high-quality, patient-centric care, and Diri Care is a leader in democratizing that access for everyone, everywhere, forever,” said CEO and co-founder Christian Suwarna.